Kenji Uchino

Pennsylvania State University

Kenji Uchino, Pioneer in “piezoelectric actuators”, Academy Professor at The Pennsylvania State University. He was President of Micromechatronics, Inc.and also Navy Ambassador to Japan from US Office of Naval Research. He has been a university professor for 48 years, company executive (President/Vice President) for 21 years, and government officer for 7 years in total both in Japan and the US. Uchino received Ph. D. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, then became Research Associate (1976). He joined Sophia Universityas Associate Professor (1985), then was recruited from The Penn State in 1991. Life Fellow of American Ceramic Society and IEEE, also a recipient of 34 awards, including Japan Ceramics Award from Japan Ceramics Society, Distinguished Lecturer and Ferroelectrics Recognition Award from IEEE UFFC Society, International Ceramic Award from Global Academy of Ceramics. Authored 584 papers, 87 books, 33 patents in the ceramic actuator area, leading to h-index 82.